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History of the Fleet Air Arm

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1909: The Birth of Naval AviationFirst landing of a VTOL aircraft on a carrierFirst True Aircraft Carrier CommissionedFirst Torpedo Attack by an Aircraft1911: First four pilots trained1915: Flight Sub-Lieutenant Reginald Warneford1915: Flight Lieutenant Richard Bell-Davies1917: First Carrier Landing1942: Lt Cdr Eugene “Winkle” Esmonde1945: Lieutenant Robert “Hammie” Gray1945: First Jet landing on an aircraft carrier1951: First small ship designed to operate a helicopterThe FalklandsTarantoAfghanistanThe Sea HarrierIraqThe Suez Crisis

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